College student "Freckles" Winslow (Johnny Downs) come home to Indiana to help a friend, Danny Doyle (Marvin Stephens), who runs his uncle's hotel and took a mortgage on it in order to invest in a 'gold-finding-machine,' with his friend Jeff (Mantan Moreland), the hotel porter.
On the bus-trip home, "Freckles" meets a Chicago gangster, "Muggsy Dolan" (Walter Sande), posing as Jack Leach, on the lam from a bank-robbery, who decides a quiet Indian town would be the best place to hole up.
"Freckles" also finds that his father (Irving Mitchell) has financial problems but, because of a long-standing feud between him and the town banker, Hiram Potter (John Ince), is too proud and stubborn to ask Potter for help. "Freckles" decides that a major highway built through Fairfield would solve everybody's problems.
Jack Leach, boarding at the hotel and casing the local bank, tells "Freckles" he has a friend that is a big financier, Nate Quigley (Bradley Page), and just the man to put the deal over.
March 13, 2011 Subject:
This one is definitely worth watching. It was quick-moving, well-acted, and had a great cast and a pretty good script. Very enjoyable.
March 12, 2011 Subject:
This is a cute little movie with a cute cast that among others features nineteen-year-old Gale Storm. I downloaded it just for Mantan Moreland's appearance, who as usual delivers in spades. (No pun intended …er, well, maybe just a little one.) So finding that the rest of the movie is fun was a nice bonus. The print quality is good, if a little soft. So the bottom line is, fifty-eight minutes of pleasant high jinks from Monogram that are easy to enjoy, especially if you're a fellow Mantan Moreland fan. CAST NOTES: Fellow dust farters will remember the charming though light-weight Gale Storm from the early television series, "My Little Margie" (1952-55). A better singer than actor, she appeared in TV productions as late as 1989. What can you say about Mantan Moreland, except that he's great? His mini-bio at IMDB is worth checking out.